The National Youth Service Corps on Thursday called on staff members to conform to ethical standards to strengthen the fight against corruption.
The Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, represented by the Director, Human Resource Management, Hajiya Habiba Bappa, issued the warning at the induction and training of members of the NYSC Anti-corruption and Transparency Unit sub-units for Area Offices as well as State and FCT Secretariat.
According to him, the inauguration was a follow-up to the anti-corruption and transparency unit of the NYSC inaugurated in September 2021.
He said that the move was to deepen the strides of the NYSC towards entrenching work ethics of integrity, transparency, accountability, and efficiency.
Ibrahim said, “We rely on you for the promotion of diligence at work, fairness, and sincerity, in line with the standard set by the commission. You must always be conscious of the fact that our major responsibility as an organisation is to groom Nigerian graduate youths to be patriotic, disciplined, and responsible as well as to promote national unity and development.
“For this singular reason, I expect that the attitude of staff to work and general conduct should conform to ethical standards in all ramifications reflecting honesty, loyalty, integrity, and commitment.”
The NYSC DG, who said the Headquarters had earlier inaugurated the ACTU, emphasised the need to replicate the unit in the area offices and state secretariats “where we have most of our staff and corps members.”
He, therefore, enjoined the ACTU sub-units to be above board in complementing the efforts of the main unit at the Headquarters.
Ibrahim said the members were also expected to reposition the Anti-corruption Vanguard Community Development Service Group in the States for improved service delivery.